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Harry Raymond WALSH

Regimental number2896
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address50 Leithhead Street, Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Walsh, Victoria Street, St Arnaud, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of chest)
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Nicholas and Susan WALSH; Wife: Evaline Bock (formerly Walsh), Millett Street, St Arnaud, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, and appointed Lance Corporal, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 17 March 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to unit, 19 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Found guilty, 12 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 0900-2000, 7 July 1916: reduced to the ranks and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALSH Harry Raymond

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